(written from a Production point of view)
Greater than the Sum is a Pocket TNG novel by Christopher L. Bennett. The novel picks up on the events of the preceding Before Dishonor, and sees "the crew of the Enterprise [embark] on a dangerous mission, while dealing with personal upheavals that will define the characters' lives forever after", leading to the Star Trek: Destiny trilogy.
- From the book jacket
- The Starship Rhea has discovered a cluster of carbon planets that seems to be the source of the quantum energies rippling through a section of space. A landing party finds unusual life-forms inhabiting one of the planets. One officer, Lieutenant T'Ryssa Chen – a half-Vulcan – makes a tenuous connection with them. But before any progress can be made, the Rhea comes under attack from the Einstein – a Starfleet vessel now controlled by the Borg. The landing party can only listen in horror as their comrades are assimilated. The Borg descend to the planet, and just as Chen accepts that she will be assimilated, the lieutenant is whisked two thousand light-years away.
- A quantum slipstream – instantaneous transportation – is controlled by these beings in the cluster, and in the heart of the cluster there is now a Borg ship. Cut off from the rest of the Borg collective, the Einstein cannot be allowed to rejoin it. For the sake of humanity, the Borg cannot gain access to quantum slipstream technology.
- Starfleet Command gives Captain Picard carte blanche: do whatever he must to help the beings in the cluster, and stop the Einstein no matter the cost.
Background information Edit
- The novel's title was announced at the Shore Leave convention in July 2007.
- Material from the novel was included in the Star Trek - Convention Special - along with material from Gods of Night and Kobayashi Maru - at the New York Comic-Con in mid-April 2008. The final cover for the novel - which was identical to that solicited in the Pocket Books catalog, and reuses the cover art from the 2003 Ships of the Line calendar - was revealed at this event.
- Most of this book takes place during Articles of the Federation.
- This book also takes place before Titan: Sword of Damocles and just before Destiny: Gods of Night.
- Cover art by Adam "Mojo" Lebowitz, design by Alan Dingman.
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